Isaac’s Top 10 Port Books

Isaac Oelgart, of The Port Lover’s Library is pleased to offer the readers of FTLOP a selection of New, Used, Out-of-Print and Rare Books on Port Wine. This month, Isaac has prepared a TOP 10 list of “must have” Port books.

Let Isaac know you’ve read about his endeavor here and he’ll apply your discount to all of your book orders.

At the request of Roy Hersh, I put together a list of the “Top 10” Port books, which turned out to be more difficult than I originally thought it would be. The reason for the difficulty was how to define “Top Ten”. There are several tacks; the ten most difficult to find, the ten most expensive, the ten rarest, the ten best produced, the ten cheapest- you get the idea. What I settled on is what I think are among the most useful, informative and entertaining for the Port neophyte and equally important are for the most part within reach in availability and price. I could have easily included Oldenburg’s and Spence’s and other works that I have either one or no copies of for sale.

Thus in no special order, I offer the following books at a 10% discount for FTLOP readers.

Shipping is additional. Email [email protected] or 1 603 443 6159.

*Bradford, Sarah. THE ENGLISHMAN'S WINE. THE STORY OF PORT. London. Macmillan. 1969. First edition. (1)-208. Illus in b & w. Pictorial endpapers. - $75.00                  

Another. No dj, VF   - $40.00
Another. No dj., small clip off endpaper - $30.00
Another. 1978. Paperback - $15.00

Croft-Cooke, Rupert. PORT. London. 1956 Putnam. First ed. 219pp. Endpaper maps. Illus., no dj. - $50.00

Fletcher, Wyndham. PORT. AN INTRODUCTION TO ITS HISTORY AND DELIGHTS London. Sotheby Parke Bernet. 1978. First. (x),(1)-124pp. Illus in color and b&w, decorative endpapers.      

Another. 1981. 2nd printing. - $35.00
Another. Ex Lib reading copy - $25.00

Fonseca, A Moreira da, et al. PORT WINE. NOTES ON ITS HISTORY PRODUCTION & TECH- NOLOGY. Porto. 1981.171pp. Hardcover. Well illustrated. A few pages dam wrinkled. DJ. - $40.00
Howkins, Ben. RICH, RED AND RARE. London. Heinemann & IWFS. 1982. First edition. xv,1-169 pp. Illustrated in black & white. - $50.00
Another. Paperback 1987. - $10.00

*Liddell, A & Janet Price. PORT WINE QUINTAS OF THE DOURO. London. Sotheby's. 1992.

232pp. illus in color. An excellent work. - $150.00

*Mayson, Richard. PORT & THE DOURO. London. England. Faber & Faber. 1999.xvi,1-320pp. Illus-trated in black and white from watercolors by Leo Duff and in color from photographs. Maps. 8.75 X 5.5. Limited to 75 numbered and signed copies. Maroon cloth over boards. This is a privately produced limited edition of the Faber & Faber edition which was published only in paperback. - $75.00

Robertson, George. PORT. London. Faber & Faber. 1978. First edition, 188pp. Line drawings. dj bit faded. - $50.00   

Another. Third edition 1987. - $25.00

*Simon. Andre. PORT. London. Constable & Co. 1934. First. 130pp. no dj. - $75.00
*Suckling, James. VINTAGE PORT...The Ultimate Guide for Consumers, Collector's and Investors. Wine Spectator Press. 1990. First edition. (1)-339, (xvi). Illustrated in color and b&w. Very fine copy of what many consider the Vintage Port bible. - $150.00Another. Second edition. 1992. - $95.00
Another. Second edition. 1992. No dj. - 75.00

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